Technology Spotlight: CT Revolutionizes Airport Security

A novel application of 3-D computed tomography (CT) scanning (currently used in the medical field) to airport security screening is seeing positive results at security checkpoints.

The CT scanners with 3-D vision are being tested in place of the 2-D scanners currently being used with the result that agents are able to see potentially harmful items without manually unpacking suitcases and travel bags — saving time and effort for both the agents and the travelers. 

Details of this effective and beneficial application of scanning technology are featured on this week’s Technology Spotlight.

 Excerpt from TalkScience with DrB